Located in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, Leh is known for its stunning scenic locales, Buddhist temples and pristine environment. Due to the strong influence of Tibetan Buddhism, Leh is also known as Little Tibet or the Land of Lamas. Leh, the capital of Ladakh, has been an important junction on the famous Silk Route of the olden times. It is also the second largest district of the country spreading in an area of 45,110 kms and is located at an altitude of 11,562 ft. The Leh region is blessed with beautiful landscapes, sky-kissing monuments, tranquil lakes and evergreen forests which cast a magical scenic beauty. . The various monasteries which are located in this region also add to the beauty of the region. The rocky realm of the region offers a number of bizarre and striking places which are worth visiting at least in a lifetime. The beauty of Leh is incomparable, and no other place can quite match the deep cloudless blue skies here, the barren, multi-coloured mountains, the jewel-like lakes and the ancient Buddhist gompas (monasteries) of Ladakh.